Palak Paneer, a Spinach and Cheese Curry

Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cheese) was my first choice when visiting a Punjabi dhaba (Restaurant). I’m at all times in the hunt for good dhaba’s to discover the wonderful meals they provide which is any day most popular over fancy restaurant’s meals. In a typical dhaba, meals is often served in metal plates and thali consists of mouth watering assortment of meals served with uncooked onions and inexperienced complete chilli (which I by no means dared to chew on)!

This North Indian dish is wealthy in protein, iron and has an unbeatable taste when eaten with recent naan or roti. It appears so tempting with its creamy spinach inexperienced contrasting with pure white paneer.

Paneer is made by including lemon juice in sizzling milk. Whereas milk is boiling, add lemon juice to it and wait till the curd separates from whey. Curd is then drained and extreme water is squeezed out of it, the ensuing product is Paneer. To make your life a lot easy, you may go to any Indian grocery retailer and purchase ready-made paneer.

Substances (Serves 3-4)

  • Spinach(palak) –1 huge bunch or huge packet
  • Paneer–200 grams
  • Onions–2 (chopped into huge items)
  • Tomato–1 (huge)
  • Ginger-Garlic paste–1/2 tablespoon
  • Inexperienced chillies–5-6
  • Bitter Cream–1 huge spoon
  • Cloves–3-4 (powder)
  • Cumin (Jeera) powder–1 teaspoon
  • Oil-1/Four cup


Paneer–If you’re utilizing frozen paneer take it out and hold at room temperature for 3-Four hours previous to cooking or you may defrost it.Take oil in a medium sized thick tawa (flat pan) and put little or no oil in it. Add the paneer cubes and fry until they’re golden brown. Sprinkle some salt on it and put it apart.

Gravy– Steam the spinach (palak) in a steamer or pan about 5-6 minutes. To steam in a pan lower the palak and add a spoon of water and canopy it for 5-6 minutes. Take the spinach, Onions, tomatoes, ginger- garlic, chillies and make a nice paste in a blender.

Take a non-stick pan and pour oil in it and warmth on medium warmth. Add jeera powder, cloves,turmeric and saute for few seconds. Now add the puree paste hold stirring it because it tends to flutter round. Partially cowl the pan for about 7-8minutes sometimes stirring it. Add some water if the gravy is just too thick. Add salt and a pinch of sugar. Add the bitter cream,combine gently and add the paneer. Prepare dinner for 5-6 minutes earlier than taking it off the range. Serve with roti or chapati.

Be aware–You’ll be able to roast the entire paneer by simply placing the paneer slab on tava and roasting it on each side until golden brown. Reduce into small items when cool.